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Voices of the Middle East
Iran, a people interrupted.
Interview with Professor Hamid Dabashi, Columbia University
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March 9, 2007, 11:14 a.m.
I interviewed Professor Hamid Dabashi on March 8th, 2007 by phone as part of my KBOO 90.7 FM program "Voices of the Middle East." The main occasion for the interview was the recent release of his book "Iran, a people interrupted."
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The book is mainly the bicentennial history of Iran, but it also refers to more than just the History. It covers a parallel of political as well as cultural and literary developments in Iran. He is definitely a committed believer of Edward Said's view point of anti-colonialist critique of Orientalism, a person he worked with at Columbia. Dr. Dabashi is at the center of recent controversial criticism of American Neo-Conservatives and their Iranian counterparts. His passionate responses to my questions about this issue came after a more detailed inquiry of his critique of the Fukuyama's notion of the "End of History." We started with philosophical bases of his book such as the struggle between Modernity and Tradition and concluded with the US tragedies in the Middle East and his solution to end that catastrophe.

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